Friday, February 15, 2008

First Trimester Scan

Last night I developed an intense tension neck/headache. I guess the NT scan was worrying me more than I thought.

Both babies look fine. They were less than cooperative, but all the measurements were around 1.2-1.4 mm for both babies. This practice also takes a drop of blood (I think for free beta hCG levels) which is factored into the statistics -- so I won't have and risk factor info for another week. But the ultrasonographer said she would be surprised for us to have any indications to need CVS. And of course the question becomes, would we really risk losing both babies if there was a problem with one? Its something we will discuss extensively, but I think we've come so far to get these babies, I'm not sure we could take any chances.

I got to see facial bones, heart (and HEAR the heartbeats for the 1st time!), stomach, bladder and arms and legs. It was amazing. Baby A was very active, while Baby B was rather quiet. Neither wanted to give the tech the view she needed. But she was very patient and finally after we took a bathroom break for me, we got all the measurements. The babies seems to be side-by-side with the placenta at the top -- so no placenta previa worries. The tech also noted a possible small subchorionic bleed, and that may have contributed the strange "fluid event" from 2 weeks ago.

While we can't be sure, there are some suspecious other apendages. One definitely seemed to have some equipment, and the other may too, although she was less sure with the second. As long as one is a boy, then The Snake will be happy. He has been VERY clear that he wants a "baby brudder." I'll be happy if they both arrive safe and sound.

I think we will tell The Snake tonight. It will be interesting, to say the least. Then, in the morning, I'm packing up and heading to see my folks and friends in PA since The Snake has off school for the week. I'm hoping its a joyful trip, but there are some potential downers. I found out this week that my dad is going to have cardiac catheterization, and possible stent placement if needed, on Monday. And I will be trying to see MW and MM, our friends facing a terrible cancer diagnosis. Regardless, I'm sure it will be an emotional week with both highs and lows. I'll try to keep you updated. Thanks for all the support lately.

24 comments:

jakelliesmom said...

I still remember the anxious energy surrounding the first time we heard my boy's heart, then weeks later when the doctor thought that maybe our one was not alone (he was).

I can't wait to hear how your boy reacts to the news.

E said...

Wonderful news about the NT scan! Have fun telling the Snake! I hope your trip is a nice one all things considered.

Lori said...

It's so cool for me to pretend I'm experiencing this with you. Glad all is going well.

Best wishes for your dad and your friends.

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

The NT scan sounded really promising! That's fantastic!! Too bad the little ones did not want to reveal their goods.

Please give us a detailed description of Snake's reaction. I am so interested!

XOXO

My Reality said...

I am glad all went well with the NT scan!

I hope your dad's procedure goes well.

Magpie said...

Good news on your front. And I hope the other stuff isn't too too stressful.

bleu said...

I am so sorry about your dad and hope the visit with both sets of friends goes well.

Congrats on the NT!!!!!!!
I cannot imagine Bliss not knowing although I definitely see the advantages, he is way too aware. I think it sounds so cool to tell Snake, please post about it!!!!!

You are my inspiration right now so thanks for being such a great one!!!

Katie said...

Congratulations on a great scan with good measurements.

And congrats on what appears to be another son and. . . a mystery guest!

Geohde said...

Sorry to hear your Dad's not well.

Great news on the NT, your scan was very close to my scan :)

J

Delenn said...

Sounds like a great NT scan! Snake will be excited--2 siblings! Have a nice trip!

LAS said...

Great news on the scan! I'll be thinking about you and I hope your trip goes okay. I'll keep your dad and your friends in my prayers.

chicklet said...

Wow, 2 boys maybe - very cool! Good luck with telling the Snake:-)

Pamela Jeanne said...

Congrats!

P.s. My dad went through the same procedure and it was a walk in the park. Wishing your dad an equally "routine" experience.

Helen said...

It sounds like your scan was perfect!

Ms. Planner said...

Terrific news on the NT scan. I hope your tension was relieved after hearing the good news that all is well.

So sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he stays strong through his ordeal. And my sincere best thoughts for y'all's friends who are facing the cancer diagnosis. Good luck with the coming week.

Laura said...

Great news! I am so happy the scan went well.

I look forward to hearing how Snake took the news. :)

SaraS-P said...

Hooray for healthy baby brudder(s) and audible heartbeats!

singletracey said...

Hey.. just checking in on you after a few days.. YEAH for everything going so well! I am so happy for you my dear.

What will The Snake say!?!?!?!? Have a fabulous trip!!

singletracey said...

P.S. Your dad will be in my prayers ..

Michelle said...

Yay! Sorry I've been scarce around here lately - but I'm so glad to hear that the scan went so well. I hope the trip turns out okay - I'll keep your dad in my prayers.

Sticky Bun said...

Wahoo! Sorry for the delay in commenting--I have been checking in but wasn't able to comment to tell you how thrilled I am to hear that things are looking good!

Can't wait to hear what Snake's reaction was. And, I hope that your dad is okay and that his procedure goes well.

Adriane said...

Sorry to chime in so late!! I am happy to hear that your 12 week scan went well!!!! I can't wait to hear what you're actually having. Guess that will be a couple appts from now? Anyway, hope you are doing great!!

Kathy said...

Congrats on a great NT scan and maybe another boy and a ? :) :) :)

I will pray for your dad.

Glad things continue to go well for you and your twins!

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